Reinventing Yourself After SCI: A Site-Specific Randomized Clinical Trial

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Independent
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Start Date:
10/1/2011
End Date:
9/30/2016
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Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a replicable, psychologically-based group education intervention which aims to enhance personal self-efficacy. A structured six-week, manualized, group therapy intervention that delivers positive psychology concepts within a cognitive-behavioral therapy-based model has been created for the purpose of developing a resilient and optimistic sense of efficacy for people with SCI. Concepts covered within this intervention include: reframing and restructuring a person’s method of looking at events, building confidence by focusing on personal strengths, developing methods of recognizing and appreciating the good in one's life and expressing gratitude for positive attributes. The goals of this intervention are to increase personal self-efficacy, enhance emotional well-being and improve participation in society for people with SCI living in the community.